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Old 09-17-2012, 09:33 AM
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U-Joint replacement

Just had new tires and alignment done on the F250 and I was told I need to replace the front driver's side U-joint before I put it in 4wd again. Apparently there was alot of play in the joint. Do you guys have any recommendations on new parts? Should I go with an upgraded U-joint? if so, can you guys that have done it recommend part #'s. I will most likely go ahead and do both sides. I was thinking about doing it myself, but not sure if I want to take on that task...any input from those of u that have done it, would be helpful.

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Old 09-17-2012, 10:05 AM
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SUPER duty U joint $$$$
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Ya dont need the pullers.. Yeah there the best and easiest way to do it but a hammer and old sockets will work too..


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Here's a Vid on using a hammer -> http://www.youtube.com/v/9PpR-DcRV08&hl

Also, you're going to have to do the seals and will need to make a driver for the Knuckle Seal -> Ford Super Duty Knuckle Seal Tool - AKA OTC 6695 | Superdutypsd.com

Another good Vid on the disassembly ->
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:32 PM
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Go back with Spicer parts.
Ive had good experience with them and as far as the seals are concerned theirs also seem to be the best when compared to other aftermarket stuff out there.
Another decent USA made U joint is Precision. Although their seal is a single lip and the spicer 2 or 3 I dont remember the exact #.

The drivetrain engineers Ive talked to swear by spicer.

Unless you go to something like a CTM U Joint which really isnt designed for the road anyways, more for offroad and huge tires the spicer seems to be the best bang for the buck strength and life span wise.
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